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Drones and climate change

When Dania Montenegro stepped out of the boat onto Gardi Sugdub, a tiny Caribbean island off the coast of Panama last fall, it was hurricane season. She walked through ankle-deep…

Flying Labs Network turns five

Nine thousand dead. 22,000 injured. Thousands and thousands of homes reduced to rubble; and hundreds of thousands of people left homeless. That’s was Nepal on April 25, 2015. It was…

UNDP’s tribute to African innovation in fighting COVID-19

Two drone technology enterprises have made the grade among 48 other ventures by young Africans whose innovative works to combat the COVID-19 scourge has been recognised in a special magazine…

Government role in growth of drone technology

Written by Joe Mariani, Research Manager, Centre for Government Insights at Deloitte; and Peter Liu, Managing Director, Deloitte Today’s drone technology owes its lineage to work at the Defense Advanced Research…

The eye in the sky

Drones have changed how we see the world. Even more profoundly, drones have transformed how we experience the world – how we decide the events that matter and create our…

DJI’s Schulman: Time for drone industry to come together

There is a Zimbabwean adage which goes, one man’s troubles will not stop another from eating. DJI has come to realise the truth of this saying of late, as they…

Drones for sustainable development in the Global South

The best way technology can witness an exponential growth for citizens of the Global South is by promoting local technological entrepreneurship. At least that is the submission of Leka Tingitana,…

EGLE drone drowned by eagle dredged

You know that drone which we reported to have lost turf war with a bald eagle and got drowned in lake Michigan? It was dredged up on Tuesday, muddy and…

Police drones cannot come soon enough

It was the sound of gunfire, dynamite and screams that woke residents of Esther Park this morning. The middle density suburb about a kilometre or so to the South of…

Celebrating the persevering will of Elong

Today, we celebrate the achievements of William Ndja Elong, a young Cameroonian whose dream of producing drones made in Africa has seen remarkable success. Elong is 27 now; but he…

What makes a good drone law?

Below we reproduce an article from Drone Industry Insights, a reputable business intelligence company offering insights into the commercial drone industry. The article was written by Millie Radovic, a Market…

Global pandemic inspires era of delivery drones

WASHINGTON – Cough medicine, snacks, baking ingredients: Kelly Passek has shopping delivered weekly to her yard in Christiansburg, Virginia – by a drone. The flying vehicle comes with little fuss,…

Drones in construction

Construction industry professionals have long envisioned technological disruption to address common challenges of time and cost overruns to construction productivity and material wastage. Gone are the days when tasks at…

Hands on with Inspire Africa’s Drone Coding tools

The Inspire Africa group is making a positive impact among school kids, mostly in Southern Africa today, through their STEAM education curriculum that allows the students to use drone technology…

Charging your drone battery – in five minutes

They did it with cell phones and electronic vehicles. Now Israeli fast charging battery technology pioneer StoreDot has made a drone battery that will charge in five minutes. On Wednesday,…

Fighting the drone-lash

Is banning drones on grounds of country of origin wise, or does it lead to false sense of security? The war for data control is chiefly because data is the…

The case for drone technology in mining

Fifty-one miners died in South Africa last year. In statistical terms, the figure has fallen to record lows, as safety standards have improved of late. But still, losing 51 breadwinners…

Armyworm war goes aerial in Zambia

A Zambian agriculture technology company has taken it upon itself to help eradicate the armyworm plague in the country. Operating out of the capital city of Lusaka, Sunagri Investments has…

Tree-planting drones for Madagascar’s lost forests

Madagascar used to be green. Really green. But no more. In the 2,000 short years that man landed on the East African island nation in the Indian Ocean, Madagascar has…

Drone Council SA to hit ground running

Commercial drones have become a big – a very big – business in the world, and South Africa wants a slice of the pie. In 2019, reputable research organisation, Research…

AcquahMeyer: From spraying crops to spraying market places

WASHINGTON – Towards the end of 2017 in Accra, Ghanaian pilot Eric Acquah founded AcquahMeyer Drone Tech, a crop spraying subsidiary of Acquahmeyer Aviation, which specialised on using drones to…

Cote d’Ivoire: Incorporating drones into the UTZ Certification Process

In the Ivory Coast, the UTZ Certified programme has called upon drone technology to help in expediting the certification for farmers who wish to comply with sustainable forming protocols that…

Saving the forests with Eden and DroneDeploy

CALIFORNIA – Los Angeles-based tree planting organisation, Eden Reforestation Projects, last week celebrated their fifteenth anniversary by announcing that they had planted over 333 million trees in the eight countries…

Inspecting the power grid in hotter temperatures

It is always summer time somewhere in the world; and while the summer season is always welcome for all the joys and opportunities it presents, energy companies the world over…

DJI keeps tabs with #DronesForGood

With one Ghislaine in the headlines for all the wrong reasons, it would be fair to assume that the world has forgotten about Ghislane Ihimbazwe, the little girl from Rwanda…

The drone age and Urban Air Mobility

Drones, personal flying vehicles and air taxis may be part of our everyday life in the very near future. Drones and air taxis will create new means of mobility and transport…

Government role in adopting drone technology into health delivery

The headlines are everywhere—there is a game changer in the fight against COVID-19. Drones are on their way to deliver samples and airdrop personal protective equipment (PPE), and are even…

Time for authorities to rethink drone policy

It has taken an event of almost biblical proportions to demonstrate just how much we truly rely on the care and services medical practitioners give us. But the pandemic has also…

Behold… the Drone Age cometh

We know drones are cool. But it seems, with the way drones have been employed in response to the devastation of COVID-19 – delivering emergency supplies, urging people to stay…

India slowly warming up to the goodness of drones

In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, drones have proved to be quite utilitarian. Not only have they helped with surveillance and crowd control, but also have been used to…

Painting the skies red and white – the Zipline drone delivery story

American drone healthcare distribution company Zipline has been enjoying great success supplying life-saving emergency medicine and equipment in the East African states of Rwanda and Ghana, delivering blood and other…

Youth rising to the challenge of drones in Zimbabwe

Tawanda Chihambakwe. He is a young Zimbabwean who thought he was headed for a decent career in media and fintech, but a chance meeting with a drone changed all that….

Sprayer Drone for precision agriculture

Award-winning Zimbabwean drone start-up, Alley Capital Group are bringing a new dimension to farming in the country – aerial crop-dusting using drones. The founding duo of Piwai Chikasha and Takudzwa…

Hello World… We are Drones.R.Africa

Welcome to this, the home of African drone and UAV technology news, which we are opening amid the pomp and fanfare of… no pomp and fanfare at all. It is…

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